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Sudan Launches Border Strikes against Ethiopia

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Recent border clashes in the disputed region of al-Fashaqa risk triggering a wider regional war.

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Bangladesh Needs Help to Send Myanmar’s Rohingyas Home

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Pressure from world governments, and notably the UK, will be needed if the Rohingyas currently trapped in Bangladesh are to find justice.

BIMP-EAGA: Bridging Middle East and Southeast Asia

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ASEAN-Middle East trade connections continue to multiply, with many important discussions now taking place in the political and military spheres as well.

Consumer Confidence Craters in Germany

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Geopolitical and domestic concerns continue to mount in Europe’s largest economy, with some commentators even asking: Is this the end of the German development model?

Ukraine War and Food Prices

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The Ukraine war has driven up food prices around the world, and there’s still room to grow.

Where Ethiopians Have Lost, Abiy Ahmed Has Won

Ethopian soldiers, wearing their new African Union berets, ready themselves for departure after a ceremony in Baidoa, Somalia, marking the inclusion of Ethiopia into the African Union peace keeping mission on January 22. AU UN IST PHOTO / Tobin Jones, cc Flickr AMISOM Public Information - https://flickr.com/photos/au_unistphotostream/12087190213/in/photolist-jq71xg-5YKqHD-9Rwcf2-dpJGH1-9Rz5K1-dpJGQd-rDhWkm-dpJLBn-ec4BQC-7fiis2-jq4V58-9fjkE6-9fnso7-9fzGaP-9goDRq-7AaupR-7fnbMq-7fnbF9-7fiin6-9gkDfn-jq6ize-9fjvqK-9fnDhE-9fnrUE-9fjkAT-9fjvYV-9fnCLQ-9fnCq1-9fzMyH-7fnbfC-9fnCnf-9fCZgj-9fjjwP-9fjjsM-dvGFex-9gkBq8-7fnbKN-9gpMGh-9fA1dT-9goGTC-9fns1u-9fnCHh-9fnDn3-9fnsKh-8uNPLJ-7fnbGy-9fjvna-9goGMA-9fjjPa-9gmGpk

The prime minister’s popularity ratings have soared amid widespread suffering during the Ethiopian civil war.

PLA Navy Launches Prototype Drone Carrier

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China’s Zhu Hai Yun is the first drone carrier ever launched, marking a potential turning point in the evolving field of ‘drone swarm’ combat. It won’t be the last.

A New Central Asia? Kazakhstan’s Drift from Moscow

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A gap is emerging between the hawkish perception of Russia’s nationalist elites and the ground-level reality of Central Asian states drifting away from Moscow.

Kissinger’s Stance on Concessions over Ukraine Comes as No Surprise

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Looking through history, Kissinger has a long track record of sacrificing smaller nations on the alter of great power politics.

The Fed Hike Heard around the World

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Expect the Fed’s recent 75-basis-point hike to reverberate in central banks around the world, with particularly high stakes for emerging markets.

Ukraine’s Long Journey into Europe

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Kyiv’s path to EU membership must be verifiably rigorous in a way that strengthens not just Ukraine but the bloc as a whole.

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